Bible: Deut 23:9-14

Purity in Personal Hygiene

23:9 When you go out as an army against your enemies, guard yourselves against anything impure. 1  23:10 If there is someone among you who is impure because of some nocturnal emission, 2  he must leave the camp; he may not reenter it immediately. 23:11 When evening arrives he must wash himself with water and then at sunset he may reenter the camp.

23:12 You are to have a place outside the camp to serve as a latrine. 3  23:13 You must have a spade among your other equipment and when you relieve yourself 4  outside you must dig a hole with the spade 5  and then turn and cover your excrement. 6  23:14 For the Lord your God walks about in the middle of your camp to deliver you and defeat 7  your enemies for you. Therefore your camp should be holy, so that he does not see anything indecent 8  among you and turn away from you.

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